A contemporary country design was the perfect solution for this new home in Ohau, Horowhenua.
Homed has been running our Kitchen of the Week series for well over a year and there are some clear patterns emerging when it comes to reader favourites.
Contemporary country is right up there, along with the French country look, which is why this kitchen will undoubtedly tick a lot of boxes with people dreaming about their next kitchen.
Designer Josh Cooper of Mastercraft Kitchens Palmerston North says the owners of the new house in Ōhau really liked this style, but weren’t sure it would work in a new build.
“They showed me some of their furniture, and the house design from Monica Bright at Landmark Homes Palmerston North, and I felt the style of kitchen they had in mind would be a good fit.”
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It was never going to be a small kitchen – the house plans set aside a large area of the open-plan family living space for the kitchen and a scullery, which was especially important.
“This area was going to be used a lot for baking and food preparation,” Cooper says. “In fact, the scullery door was only ever going to be closed when they were entertaining and wanted to keep clutter out of sight of guests. For this reason, I felt the use of the same materials across the kitchen and scullery would be aesthetically pleasing.”
But the continuity didn’t stop there. The same cabinetry door profile and colour features in the bar beside the living area, and also in the laundry, study, vanity and book shelving areas.
Cooper specified two shades for the Dezignatek cabinetry – a light Lana Grey Satin and the darker Slate Matt. The front of the island features the darker shade, along with a couple of cabinets on the inside. The same colour features on the bar, while the scullery, office and laundry areas are the lighter shade.
The cabinetry is teamed with 50mm-thick Silestone engineered stone benchtops in Lagoon, while the splashback features white subway tiles that make a fresh contrast to the light grey-toned walls.
There is a lot of practical detail evident in the cabinetry – a place for everything and everything in its place, with Hettich/Blum hardware and Atira soft-close drawers and hinges.
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